How to: Edit a SharePoint deployment configuration
You can create a deployment configuration or modify an existing deployment configuration. For example, you could run a single step or change the order of the steps in the deployment process. You may want to create or modify deployment configurations because the built-in and programmatically added configurations cannot be changed.
Create a SharePoint deployment configuration
To create a SharePoint deployment configuration
In Solution Explorer, choose a SharePoint project, and then, on the menu bar, choose Project, ProjectNameProperties.
On the SharePoint tab, choose the New button.
The Add New Deployment Configuration dialog box appears.
In the Name text box, enter a name for the deployment configuration.
In the Available Deployment Steps pane, choose the steps that you want to add to the deployment configuration, choose the (>) button, and then choose the OK button.
If you have configured a pre-deployment command or a post-deployment command, these steps run only if you add them to a customized deployment configuration.
Change the active deployment configuration
To change the active deployment configuration
In Solution Explorer, choose a SharePoint project, and then, on the menu bar, choose Project > <ProjectName> Properties.
Choose the SharePoint tab.
In the Active Deployment Configuration list box, choose the name of the deployment configuration that you want to use.